Mush definition

mŭsh, mo͝osh
To travel, especially over snow with a dogsled.
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A thick porridge or pudding of cornmeal boiled in water or milk.
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A journey, especially by dogsled.
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Used to command a team of dogs to begin pulling or move faster.
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Mush is defined as a word used to tell sled dogs to move faster.

An example of mush used as an interjection is in the sentence, "Mush! We are running late!"

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The definition of a mush is a soft mashed up food substance, especially porridge, or a trip across snow in a sled pulled by dogs.

An example of mush is mashed peas.

An example of a mush is a trip often made during winter in Alaska.

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Something thick, soft, and pulpy.
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(informal) Mawkish sentimentality, affection, or amorousness.
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To reduce to mush; mash or crush.
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To drive (a dogsled or team of dogs).
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A thick porridge made by boiling meal, esp. cornmeal, in water or milk.
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Any thick, soft, yielding mass.
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(informal) Maudlin sentimentality.
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(chiefly brit., dial.) To make into mush; crush.
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Used to command sled dogs to start or to go faster.
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To travel on foot over snow with a dog sled.
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A journey by mushing.
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(uncountable) A mess, often of food; a soft or semisolid substance.

Mom said to add the potatoes to the mush.

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To squish so as to break into smaller pieces or to combine with something else.

He mushed the ingredients together.

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(Quebecois English, slang) Magic mushrooms.
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A food comprising cracked or rolled grains cooked in water or milk; porridge.
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(rural USA) Cornmeal cooked in water and served as a porridge or as a thick sidedish like grits or mashed potatoes.
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A directive given (usually to dogs or a horse) to start moving, or to move faster.

When the lone cowboy saw the Indians, he yelled mush, cha, giddyup!

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A walk, especially across the snow with dogs.
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(intransitive) To walk, especially across the snow with dogs.
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To drive dogs, usually pulling a sled, across the snow.
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(UK, primarily Southern England, slang) A form of address to a man.

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(UK, primarily Northern England, slang) The face.

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To notch, cut, or indent (cloth, etc.) with a stamp.
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A historically Armenian city in the Turuberan province of Greater Armenia, now in eastern Turkey.
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Province of Turkey.
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Mush means to crush or mash up, or to travel through the snow with a dog sled.

An example of mush is to make mashed potatoes.

An example of mush is to journey through snow on a dog-driven sled.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of mush - mus.

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mush
Plural:
mushes

Origin of mush

  • Possibly alteration of French marchons first person pl. imperative of marcher to walk, go from Old French march1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably alteration of mash

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably a variant of mash, or from a dialectal variant of Middle English mos ("mush, pulp, porridge"; compare Middle English appelmos (“applesauce")), from Old English mōs (“food, victuals, porridge, mush"), from Proto-Germanic *mōsÄ… (“porridge, food"), from Proto-Indo-European *mehâ‚‚d- (“wet, fat, dripping"). Cognate with Scots moosh (“mush"), Dutch moes (“pulp, mush, porridge"), German Mus (“jam, puree, mush"), Swedish mos (“pulp, mash, mush"). See also moose.

    From Wiktionary

  • Believed to be a contraction of mush on, in turn a corruption of French marchons!, the cry of the voyageurs and coureurs de bois to their dogs.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Angloromani mush (“man"), from Romani murÅ¡, from Sanskrit [Devanagari?] [script?] (manuSya, “human being, man").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old High German muos and Goidelic mus (“a pap") or muss (“a porridge"), or any thick preparation of fruit.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare French moucheter (“to cut with small cuts").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Armenian Õ„Õ¸Ö‚Õ· (MuÅ¡).

    From Wiktionary

  • Simple contraction of mushroom.

    From Wiktionary